March 26-30, 2012 To register Follow this link to the NAWS Northern Arizona Watercolor Society
In this workshop Birgit guides you step-by-step through the painting process and shares her techniques of how to simplify a flower and find the WOW factor that creates dramatic paintings. Learn how to blend and mix color to give the illusion of depth by using a limited pallet. The techniques learned in this class are the same ones she uses for her larger 60"x120" triptychs, but for class purposes you will be using 1/2 sheets for the workshop a more manageable size.
You will start with a new composition everyday for the first few days, learn how to do large White then Red flowers then expand into more complicated compositions. The final compositions will be after Birgit evaluates the class and as time permits. Sketches and reference photos are provided to help you during the learning process so you can easily follow along with each painting demonstration. You are welcome to bring your own reference photos and work from those if you prefer rather then the sketches provided. Birgit will discuss what makes a striking painting and suggests that you bring a few of your own photos for the class to look at and learn from to see how by doing a few simple things can make the composition more interesting. This class is open to all skill levels but knowledge of watercolor is helpful but beginners are welcome and are encouraged not to be afraid.